Happy Birthday Presidents!

presidents day

Today is President’s Day, the United States holiday that celebrates both the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February, although the actual birthdays were February 22nd for Washington and February 12th for Lincoln.

Washington’s birthday was first celebrated in the District of Colombia in 1880. It was officially made a federal holiday in 1885 and was celebrated on the anniversary of Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd. In 1971, the holiday got moved to the third Monday in February instead. The holiday is also legally referred to as “Washington’s Birthday” in the law, despite the other names that some states have given it.

Source: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/washington-birthday

I hope you all enjoyed your day off from work or school. Thanks again for reading the blog and as always like/comment/share/follow.

Thanks,

Jeff

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